Lynn University’s Student Symposium was launched several years ago to celebrate student research accomplishments at Lynn. The event honors the finest of our students' work, and offers students an opportunity to have a unique and valuable academic experience. While this event began in the College of Arts and Sciences, it is now offered university-wide.

Several awards are presented, with cash prizes of up to $500. Awards are presented in each of these categories:

  • Oral presentation: a brief conference-style talk that includes a digital visual aid
  • Research poster: an academic poster presentation of original research
  • Full research paper: a substantial piece of academic writing including original research using scholarly sources

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Submissions from 2019

Abundance of Microplastics Found in Commercial Sea Salt Purchased in the US Khyla Bodie, Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938), Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975), and Erika L. Doctor (0000-0001-9674-8539),

Is E-10 Gasoline Really E-10? An Investigation of Ethanol Blended Gasoline Rocio Carreno, Esther Ushuhuda, and Khalique Ahmed,

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Personality Characteristics and Study Choices Maxwell Casper and Melissa Lehman (0000-0001-7764-1058),

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How Grain Size Corresponds With Human Habitation Cheree' Faulk, Sarah Hughes, April Watson, and Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938),

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Gender Differences in AGU Journals Karen Gonzalez and Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938),

Factors Influencing Concentrations of Micro-Plastics on Florida Beaches Elizabeth Harris, Shelby McKeever, and Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938),

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How Humans Have Affected the Charcoal Content of Sediment in a Barrier Island Environment in Boca Raton, FL Sarah Hughes, Cheree' Faulk, April Watson, and Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938),

Exploring Online Communication Patterns: Examining the Relationship Between Empathy, Self-Compassion, Dehumanization, Aggression in Social Media Activity Ashley Kaufman and Angie O'Gieblyn,

Is Your Sunscreen Worth It? Tara Lunsford, Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938), and Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975),

Personal Care Products: Where are the Phthalates? Tara Lunsford, Joshua Noreiga, Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975), and Erika L. Doctor (0000-0001-9674-8539),

Nicotine and Sildenafil as a Model for Pesticide Resistance in Agriculture Raymond MacKoul, David Baldwin, Ken Dawson-Scully, and Kimberly Rowland (0000-0003-4861-4119),

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Examining the Effects of Screen Size on Archaeological Data Collection John McDowell, Jack Meyers, Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938), and April Watson, Winner

Comparison of Proctored On-ground Exams vs. Non-proctored Online Exams in Undergraduate Finance Courses Claudia Milhano, Robert W. Reich (0000-0001-7683-1503), and Dawn Valentine,

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A Research Proposal Investigating Career Readiness: Comparison of College Students' Self-Perceptions in Four Soft Skills Desired by Employers Claudia Milhano, Conrad Rhein, Kristina Ortiz, Chad Barr, and Kristen Migliano,

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Are Promotional Packages Sent to Influencers Contributing to Increasing Levels of Packaging Waste? Lindsay Miller and Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938),

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Exploring How Temperatures Impact Crime Rates in Virginia Anne Myers and Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938),

Predicting Guilt Ratings from Juror and Trial Characteristics Josh Noreiga and Rachel Pauletti,

Individual Differences in Color Perception Kristina Petkovic and Melissa Lehman (0000-0001-7764-1058),

Color Testing for Steroids Alex Resto, Faith Moore, Juan Zhuang, and Erika L. Doctor (0000-0001-9674-8539),

Sorting Out Mood, Stress and Social Interest One Rhythm at a Time Abbigail Rinard, Patrick J. Cooper, and Jonathan Sperry, Winner

Immediate Effects on Therapeutic Group Drumming on Affective States in Inpatient Substance Abusers Abbigail Rinard, Mathew D'Urso, Adrienne Apple, Patrick J. Cooper, and Jonathan Sperry,

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Assessing the Financial Practicality of LEED Paul Ristuccia and Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938),

Analysis of Potential Recreational Water Contamination with Fecal Indicator Bacteria Esther Ushuhuda, Eric Merkel, Chloe Talbert, Anden Velez, Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938), and Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975),

Comparison of Planarian Regeneration Rates Between Heads and Tails Anden Velez, Eric Merkel, and Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975),

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Depression Across Cultures Carlota Garcia, Winner

Publications and Creative Works from 2018

Abundance of Microplastics in Commercial Sea Salts Khyla Bodie, Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975), and Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938),

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The Case of the Amistad Nicolle Goldbach, Finalist

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Inequality Across the Globe Shawn Johnson, Finalist

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The Migration Crisis in Europe Ida Langer, Finalist

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Personal Care Products: Where are the Phthalates? Tara Lunsford, Erika L. Doctor (0000-0001-9674-8539), and Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975),

LORETA z-score training in the anterior cingualte gyrus Carlos Máas, Finalist

Factors Influencing Concentrations of Small Plastics on Florida Beaches Gaylen Martin, Elizabeth Harris, Jalyn Johnson, and Alanna L. Lecher (0000-0002-6369-3938),

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Individual Differences and Perceptions of Personal Care Products Candice K. Sizer, Cristina Gimenez, Alexander Legenbauer, Bradley Trager, Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975), and Robert G. Riedel II,

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The Effectiveness of Different Types of Sunscreen against UV Light on Escherichia coli Amanda Torres, Lucia Jimenez Martin, and Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975),

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The Lottery of Life: Migration Crisis in Europe Ida Langer, Honorable Mention

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Attachment in Infancy and its Effects in Adulthood Kristina Petkovic, Winner - Undergraduate

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Take A Stand: Social (In)justice - The Most Challenged Learners and the Newest Educators: An Appropriate Combination? Josh Prieur, Winner - Graduate

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Exploring Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Style Via the Auteur Balca Elif Sagmanli, Honorable Mention

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Airport Innovations and Innovators Jennifer Torres, Honorable Mention

Publications and Creative Works from 2017

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Personal Care Products: Where Are the Phthalates? Tara Lunsford, Erika L. Doctor (0000-0001-9674-8539), and Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975),

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Characterizing Neurodegenerative Genes in Drosophila: A Research Proposal Alex Sage, Chelsea daCosta, and Kimberly Rowland (0000-0003-4861-4119),

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Individual Differences and Perceptions of Personal Care Products Candace K. Sizer, Cristina Gimenez, Eugenia Bouzas, Alexander Legenbauer, Bradley Trager, Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975), and Robert G. Riedel II,

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Photophobic Responses of Planaria Following Exposure to Cadmium Candace K. Sizer, Chris Hartin, and Cassandra S. Korte (0000-0002-2156-3975),